LivingSims Forum

Magazine Talk & General Chatter => Sims 2 Chat => Topic started by: sixtyten on June 04, 2008, 05:32:13 pm



Title: Sims 2 Apartment Life
Post by: sixtyten on June 04, 2008, 05:32:13 pm
Holy crap dudes have you seen the stuff for AL, it looks amazingly cool.
I only wish this stuff had been introduced earlier!

bunches of previews from infinitesims (http://www.infinitesims.com/news.html)


Title: Re: Sims 2 Apartment Life
Post by: lpvinyl21 on June 04, 2008, 05:37:21 pm
I cant wait for this EP ;D how cool would it be to have a slum landlord LOL.

Look ceilings *does happy dance*
(http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h191/lpvinyl21/002.jpg)


Title: Re: Sims 2 Apartment Life
Post by: pikkonoloidlee on June 04, 2008, 05:40:53 pm
this new ep looks so awesome, I'm actually thinking about putting securom on my laptop.  :o


Title: Re: Sims 2 Apartment Life
Post by: sixtyten on June 04, 2008, 05:53:07 pm
oh man i know, its so exciting. i love the new venting & stuff, and all the coooool new build mode stuff. it just looks so fun!!!

i'm totally making a slum too, hahahahHAHAH *laughs maniacally*


Title: Re: Sims 2 Apartment Life
Post by: macthekat on June 04, 2008, 05:55:29 pm
And magic, and spiral stairs, an nosy people next door... and STUFF


Title: Re: Sims 2 Apartment Life
Post by: lpvinyl21 on June 04, 2008, 08:13:34 pm
Its like EA save the best for last or something becuase this is all the stuff I have been wanting for a while.


Title: Re: Sims 2 Apartment Life
Post by: Speechless on June 08, 2008, 07:53:50 am
oh wow :OK:  i cant wait it either but as my game is full of mods i wont install it before they have been updated....biggest problem is i love inteen and they wont update it anymore...dont know what to do... :(


Title: Re: Sims 2 Apartment Life
Post by: macthekat on June 08, 2008, 08:25:41 am
Inteen... They will not update any more? Oh that is bad news :(



Title: Re: Sims 2 Apartment Life
Post by: pikkonoloidlee on June 08, 2008, 12:27:38 pm
Its like EA save the best for last or something becuase this is all the stuff I have been wanting for a while.

I agree, it looks as if EA is trying to go out with a bang. I'm not ready for it to end yet, though. I haven't even got half of the ep's for this yet and It'll probably be another 2 years before I get the ones I want. everyone will be gone by then.  :'(


Title: Re: Sims 2 Apartment Life
Post by: Speechless on June 08, 2008, 02:40:51 pm
Apparently the guy who made the inteen is had enough....there was announcment on his page ages ago that freetime is the last he will do...i think the whole page will be shut down(might already be). So unless he changes hes mind or someone else takes over im like sad sad sad cause i cant play without it...nop not at all.. :'(
Ipvinyl21 i doubt u will be all alone...i dont plan to buy nr 3 for ages after it comes out....because there will be no mods(and i cant pla without them), custom content(takes time to make it all) and no expansion packs....so looking at that i bought sims 2 like when seasons was out u can imagine how long it might take with nr 3....and thats if i like nr 3. Though i didnt buy sims 2 before cause my old laptop couldnt take it...so i eventually bought new laptop only because of sims and now im after a new laptop already as i need my smooth edges and i dont have them yet....lol ;D


Title: Re: Sims 2 Apartment Life
Post by: lpvinyl21 on June 10, 2008, 05:09:43 am
I'm not ready for Sims 3 either, honestly I have been playing this game since it came out and I get each EP and stuff pack as soon as it came out and since I dont "play" much there are so many things I have not expirience in the game yet. I have never had a sim die, finish university, had more then 1 generation in a family, and the list goes so yeah Im not ready  :-[


Title: Re: Sims 2 Apartment Life
Post by: pikkonoloidlee on June 11, 2008, 11:34:59 am
I'm glad to see that there will still be a few people around when everything is said and done.  :) I haven't really experienced everything yet either. I'm always starting over and deleting everything, so I haven't yet had the experience of haing extended family trees and since I just got ofb, I really haven't had the chance to experience all of the various aspects of opening a business.


Title: Re: Sims 2 Apartment Life
Post by: macthekat on June 11, 2008, 02:44:50 pm
I read in one of the articles that this EP might now be the last...


Title: Re: Sims 2 Apartment Life
Post by: starscream on June 14, 2008, 01:12:26 pm
I'm in love. I really can't wait for this. I'll finally be able to make apartments and that is like too cool. :o


Title: Re: Sims 2 Apartment Life
Post by: lpvinyl21 on June 14, 2008, 07:24:56 pm
Mac, I cant believe they would come out with another EP after that, that is just greedy.


Title: Re: Sims 2 Apartment Life
Post by: macthekat on June 14, 2008, 07:26:23 pm
or a good service to those who don't want to update for Sims 3


Title: Re: Sims 2 Apartment Life
Post by: lpvinyl21 on June 25, 2008, 05:41:34 am
Now EA has  this comic strip called Meet the Techies where you get a chance to meet a family that will be in AL. http://thesims2.ea.com/about/ep8_comic1.php

There is a lot of info on this EP as well at the TSR :hehe: http://www.thesimsresource.com/article/apartmentlife1
you can read it without logging in ;D


Title: Re: Sims 2 Apartment Life
Post by: Dante on June 25, 2008, 05:51:54 am
Thanks for those links lpvinyl!  :hehe:


Title: Re: Sims 2 Apartment Life
Post by: vickis75 on June 25, 2008, 07:12:22 am
I want this ep, but I'll wait to install it until the hacks are being updated and also until there's a no cd crack because I don't want securom to make my computor go crazy.

My son say that he'll buy AL for my birthday so I guess that'll be perfect.  ;D


Title: Re: Sims 2 Apartment Life
Post by: gerbera on June 25, 2008, 10:19:43 am
More info is here: http://www.edenstyle.it/TS2_ExpansionPacks_Apartment_ENGL.htm

This has been up for a while but not everyone might have seen it.  :)


Title: Re: Sims 2 Apartment Life
Post by: lpvinyl21 on June 25, 2008, 03:35:37 pm
Your welcome Dante

Gerbera I have not seen that, I want this game so bad now lol.


Title: Re: Sims 2 Apartment Life
Post by: simsartgallery on June 29, 2008, 09:37:23 pm
LOL.... I am so ready for that butler! My dishpan hands have had it.

I'm surprised they will continue the line. EA knows that within 6 months, most simmers will go the way of Sims 3. Yes, I agree, anything for that almighty dollar....


Title: Re: Sims 2 Apartment Life
Post by: Speechless on July 03, 2008, 04:32:08 am
LOL.... I am so ready for that butler! My dishpan hands have had it.

I'm surprised they will continue the line. EA knows that within 6 months, most simmers will go the way of Sims 3. Yes, I agree, anything for that almighty dollar....

I think i will disagree with that most simmer will go Sims 3 way. As much as i have heard theres loads who stay with nr 2 at least untill few expansion packs r out for sims 3 and plenty of mods and CC available...lot of people have also mentioned that they havent yet finished with nr 2 so i dont think that all of them are goin to run off to play sims 3...i wont...i know that for sure.. ;D


Title: Re: Sims 2 Apartment Life
Post by: gerbera on July 03, 2008, 04:53:24 am
I agree with you, I don't think I will get Sims 3 the day it comes out ... Even if I do, I will keep my Sims 2.


Title: Re: Sims 2 Apartment Life
Post by: macthekat on July 30, 2008, 04:51:52 am
I want this ep now *whinning* now


Title: Re: Sims 2 Apartment Life
Post by: Dante on July 30, 2008, 07:25:07 am
I agree with you, I don't think I will get Sims 3 the day it comes out ... Even if I do, I will keep my Sims 2.

I totally agree.


Title: Re: Sims 2 Apartment Life
Post by: lpvinyl21 on July 30, 2008, 07:40:01 am
LOL.... I am so ready for that butler! My dishpan hands have had it.

Butler what butler!? did I miss a key piece of info here, I would love it if they had butlers :hehe:


Title: Re: Sims 2 Apartment Life
Post by: macthekat on July 30, 2008, 07:49:12 am
we are getting butlers again - very pricey but they it will be fun to have them again  :OK:


Title: Re: Sims 2 Apartment Life
Post by: Rachael on August 02, 2008, 11:18:32 am
I'm undecided on this expansion pack. It looks good, and I like the idea of having multiple families on one lot.
As for sims 3, again I'm undecided. Is it really that different?
I guess I'll wait and see  :)


Title: Re: Sims 2 Apartment Life
Post by: lpvinyl21 on August 25, 2008, 12:29:10 pm
The official site has added a walkthrough video of AL http://thesims2.ea.com/about/ep8_videos.php
 I am dying in anticipation :hehe:


Title: Re: Sims 2 Apartment Life
Post by: macthekat on August 25, 2008, 12:50:20 pm
Some people in Australia already got it, so there are a few pictures on S2C  (http://forums.sims2community.com/showthread.php?p=1244033#post1244033)if anyone wants to see them


Title: Re: Sims 2 Apartment Life
Post by: macthekat on August 26, 2008, 03:45:13 am
I just got my self the Prima Guide and here are some cool features I want to shear with you - I will add more as I read alonge:

Features
Starting fonds now depend on how many members your family have (Yeah - I have wanted this for ages)
20.000+2.000 per child + 5.000 per extra adult = your starting fonds (and so on)
If you miss your school bus or car pool you can now walk to school or work (Yeah)
A bit better AI - the sims will now try to for fill their needs before complaining about them being low
Your Neighborer (on an apartment lot) can now take care of your kids for free while you are out (teens, adults and elders) - they will work as nannies if you are friends with them and ask them. Yeah for free.
If there is a fire in the building (an apartment building) all the fire alarms go off and your sims will run outside (on no the panic)
New skills to study - self help kind of books: fire prevention, relationship theory, fitness and more (very cool, though we will have to update all the bookcases again *sigh*
Lots of new interactions for the kids and toddlers (will add a list later)
Get a butler (like in Superstar back in the sims 1 days)
We can no measure our houses - no more counting squares! Yeah!

Objects
Vents and heaters (working with seasons - better get a vent in my gym)
The ability to move objects up and down on the wall (how awesome is that)
More stuff for your playgrounds!
Ceilings, ceilings and ceilings - I would buy the ep just for this feature
Build in closets
Food stands for the community lots (HOT DOGS) - no more hungry sims
Vending machines
Spiral stairs (finally)
They have updated all the dressers so we can place "small" objects on top - aka mostly flowers and things that stack in 6s on the ofb shelfs I guess
Wall mounted shelfs!


Title: Re: Sims 2 Apartment Life
Post by: lpvinyl21 on August 26, 2008, 07:51:57 am
I never get the prima guide but there are too many new things in this EP not to get it.

I am dyyyyying to get this, I will be parked outside of Best Buy as soon as they open  :hehe:


Title: Re: Sims 2 Apartment Life
Post by: macthekat on August 26, 2008, 08:11:48 am
I will be happy to answer questions if you have any - you can get the prima guide as pdf today, but it costs the same as the paper version.


Title: Re: Sims 2 Apartment Life
Post by: lpvinyl21 on August 26, 2008, 12:51:38 pm
Thanks for the offer Mac  :OK:

I would never buy the PDF version to me its like downloading the game, I am old school I need what I pay for in my hand lol


Title: Re: Sims 2 Apartment Life
Post by: MachineDoll on August 26, 2008, 01:44:41 pm
I'm dying to play Apartment Life! Unfortunately I'm on a Mac computer and we're still waiting for Freetime to be released.  :(


Title: Re: Sims 2 Apartment Life
Post by: lpvinyl21 on August 27, 2008, 08:28:41 am
Ok I am freaking out, its to early for me to start making my calls to find out which stores have it but so far it is back ordered online at Best Buy and Circuit City and I just called Walmart and Target and they don't have it either. I am going to die if I cant get this game today :(


Title: Re: Sims 2 Apartment Life
Post by: macthekat on August 27, 2008, 09:09:32 am
oh no. I am not getting it until tomorrow, so back to making my game ready and reading Prima Guide


Title: Re: Sims 2 Apartment Life
Post by: lpvinyl21 on August 27, 2008, 11:05:54 am
I just got it and the prima guide!!!!! :hehe: :chair: (can you tell I am excited about this EP, hehe)
Going to install it as soon as Jaden goes down for a nap in about an hour  ;D


Title: Re: Sims 2 Apartment Life
Post by: magnoliae on August 27, 2008, 12:10:14 pm
I'm going home this weekend so hopefully I can get it then, I don't have the sims on my laptop  :(

I am soooo excited for being able to move paintings up and down walls, and I really like a lot of the gameplay features, it makes me want to actually play a family!


Title: Re: Sims 2 Apartment Life
Post by: Dante on August 27, 2008, 03:41:09 pm
It won't be out here until the 29th either. Nevertheless, I'm quite sceptical about it. A lot of people are reporting that Securom cause many problems (e.g the game won't start at all)


Title: Re: Sims 2 Apartment Life
Post by: macthekat on August 28, 2008, 05:52:32 am
Just got it! I am loading the game now with all my CC in it


Title: Re: Sims 2 Apartment Life
Post by: macthekat on August 28, 2008, 03:15:48 pm
Do anyone else have problem getting their npc witches to show up?


Title: Re: Sims 2 Apartment Life
Post by: Akilaloes on August 29, 2008, 04:26:21 pm
I got mine yesterday! Its so cool!
I love how we can visit our neighbors apartment. To bad we can't visit the ones outside the lot, but any ways.
The game is freaking cool! It adds a totally new gameplay to it.

But I can't find the witches, and I spent the whole day going thro one lot to the other to see if I find one, but nothing! :(


Title: Re: Sims 2 Apartment Life
Post by: macthekat on August 30, 2008, 01:56:35 am
We found a witch - just stay on a community lot for a very long time - use maxmotives to keep your sim there.
Good witches show up in the day and likes rain
Bad ones show up with a clear sky in the night


Title: Re: Sims 2 Apartment Life
Post by: Amaranth on August 30, 2008, 04:36:04 am
Weeeeeeeeeeh ! the temptation got to high so i bought AL today!
All i have to do is making a back-up of my hood's, downloads and my collection files and then ready to install the game!

I'm so happy!!!  :hehe:


Title: Re: Sims 2 Apartment Life
Post by: Akilaloes on August 30, 2008, 10:16:21 pm
I finally found the good witch  :hehe:
But I'm having a hard time casting the spells lol.
I have all the reagents and potions necessary, but the spell is "grey" so I can't use it  :(


Title: Re: Sims 2 Apartment Life
Post by: macthekat on September 01, 2008, 02:49:18 am
The reagents are really quick to make though


Title: Re: Sims 2 Apartment Life
Post by: Akilaloes on September 01, 2008, 11:03:16 am
The reagents are really quick to make though

You think so, I think it takes to long lol. SO I downloaded a mod, that let you cast spells without the reagents  :-[


Title: Re: Sims 2 Apartment Life
Post by: kounga on September 01, 2008, 06:00:24 pm
I have AL since 3 days and I just can't stop to play! AL have so nice features! I have not play yet with the witches... I think I'm too ''normal'' to play witch..but it seem fun so may be I'll try someday... I think that what I like the most is the new cuddle interaction when Sims wakes up..it's soooo cute! :hehe:


Title: Re: Sims 2 Apartment Life
Post by: Akilaloes on September 02, 2008, 09:32:08 am
I have AL since 3 days and I just can't stop to play! AL have so nice features! I have not play yet with the witches... I think I'm too ''normal'' to play witch..but it seem fun so may be I'll try someday... I think that what I like the most is the new cuddle interaction when Sims wakes up..it's soooo cute! :hehe:

I haven't noticed that interaction yet! I try to pay more attention to my sims now!
I like that interaction where the sims lay down together on the floor, it's soo cute.


Title: Re: Sims 2 Apartment Life
Post by: petroliten on October 04, 2008, 10:19:56 am
(I feel a little stupid now...)
Yesterday I bought AL and today I installed it. Just one little thing I forgot. Back-up of downloads and collections...  :-[ Now I'll have to redownload everything. Is there any way to restore your downloads? (I think not but maybe...)


Title: Re: Sims 2 Apartment Life
Post by: macthekat on October 06, 2008, 05:41:54 am
I don't think so - sorry.

On sims2community they have a very good little check list on what you should remember then you install a new EP


Title: Re: Sims 2 Apartment Life
Post by: lkevelvet on October 08, 2008, 09:52:47 pm
Now that the patch is available I'm seriously considering adding this ep to my collection.  Are there any downsides to AL game play that I should know about? 


Title: Re: Sims 2 Apartment Life
Post by: macthekat on October 09, 2008, 01:15:20 am
hmmm it does spam a lot of new townies - but if that does not bather you - then I think it is great


Title: Re: Sims 2 Apartment Life
Post by: lkevelvet on October 20, 2008, 12:58:28 pm
I've got it finally!  I've only been on twice but in that time I completely remodeled one of the seedier apartments in town.  It's still cheap but it's now cheap and as classy as it can be.  Hehe, I'm like a kid with a new toy all over again.  :chair: